A rich cardinal in colour. Red fruits - mainly cherry with sappiness and Sous Bois. Quite fruit driven on the medium plus bodied palate - sweetish - delicious. Finishing with fine savoury tannins. Inherent power which will see the last one consumed in a few years. I don’t drink Grand Crus on a regular basis but it’s nice to see the step up in quality when one does. Wonderful balance with wonderful persistence and longevity. — 7 days ago
Nose has juiced red cherries in stainless steel tank, dried grape vine, ripe black cherry, ripe blackberry, dry potting soil with trailing alcohol (13% ABV, seems more to us).
Palate has tannic cherry, ripe black currant, dried blackberry and steely notes. Still showing somewhat aggressive tannins, likely looking for another 10+Y in bottle or more extensive decanting time. We have noticed some mellowing of the more outlier traits in the past hour.
Decanted 4H. — a day ago